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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Negatives, 1890-1915, undated

Creator:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Modjeski, Ralph 1861-1940
Physical description:
2.33 cu. ft. : 8 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1890
1890-1915
1890-1915, undated
19th century
20th century
Notes:
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company operated in the midwestern U.S. It started out as the Aurora Branch Railroad in 1848 and with the planning of more tracks and more routes changed its name around the turn of the 20th century, to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
Summary:
The photographic images in this collection are largely of railway bridge constuction and other properties owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Images are of two distinct projects (mostly construction) taken in and around the St. Louis, Missouris area (1890-1900): of a bridge project (name and location unknown) spanning 1902-1903; and of the construction of the Metropolis Bridge (which crosses the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois, about 12 miles south of Paducah, Kentucky) between 1914-1915, the last for which Ralph Modjeski originally served as consultant engineer and then as chief civil engineer of construction. There are also negatives of unidentified bridge construction.
Cite as:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Negatives, 1890-1915, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Railroad companies
Railroads--Buildings and structures
Railroads--Rolling-stock
Railroad tracks
Railroads--Employees
Bridges
Railroad bridges
Local number:
2007.3144 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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